On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Tuesday November 14th, 2017) Mark Ellis, Clarke Wolfe, Jon Schnepp, Ashley Mova discuss the following:
1) Ben Affleck Says He’s Looking for a “Cool Way to Segue Out” of the DCU
2) James Bond 25’ Likely to Land at Annapurna for Domestic Distribution
3) Opening This Week- Justice League
4) Sony developing new Spider-Man spin-off: ‘Morbius the Living Vampire,’ with 'Power Rangers' writers
5) The Greatest Showman’: New Trailer Takes Hugh Jackman from Scoundrel to Superstar
6) Mail Bag
7) Live Twitter Questions
On the week that Justice League hits theatres, Ben Affleck has again, gone on record, to say that he is in fact looking for a way to exit from the DCEU. That may not come until Matt Reeves’ proposed stand-alone Batman movie but if Affleck’s comments are to be believed, it could happen very soon. As part of a lengthy profile in USA Today, Affleck reveals he’s looking for a good way to phase his Batman out of the DCEU.
The distribution rights for James Bond expired at Sony after Spectre, which led to studios bidding for the right to distribute. Now, according to Deadline, a deal between rights-holder MGM and distributor Annapurna will likely be finalized later this week as a done deal. While the producers believe Annapurna will have a strong domestic distribution strategy for Bond, MGM and EON are still looking to see which studio will handle worldwide distribution as 70% of Bond’s box office revenue comes from overseas.
OPENING THIS WEEK
According to The Wrap, Sony is moving forward on yet another Spider-Man spin-off, this time setting Power Rangers writers Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama to pen a Morbius feature project centered on Spider-Man antihero Morbius the Living Vampire. Morbius was created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane and first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #101, the first issue not written by Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee.
The new trailer for Fox’s upcoming musical drama The Greatest Showman has landed online. Featuring musical works of Academy Award-winning La La Land lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the movie is inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
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